Pure Storage Offers Support to Expand the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii (BGCH) Kauai
LIHUE, Hawaii, March 29, 2019 (Newswire.com) - Pure Storage employees rallied together to make a significant donation to the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii, Lihue Clubhouse. The effort was kicked off by the Executive Director of Pure Good Foundation, the charitable arm of Pure Storage, Nicole Johnson.
“I visited the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii-Kauai and saw first-hand how much the students enjoyed being at the club and learned about what the organization needed in order to support even more students. I shared this experience and information with Pure Storage employees, who are always looking for ways to help communities around the world. Our employees exceeded all expectations and, together, contributed more than $200,000, which will be used to help expand the existing facility and give them the ability to offer new programs.
"Pure Storage rewards top performers in the company annually with a vacation celebrating their success and this year, that trip takes Pure to Kauai. We want to take this opportunity to not only enjoy the beauty of Kauai but to also learn more about the island and give back to the community which has already been so welcoming to us," said Johnson.
“Making an investment of this magnitude will positively impact more families to have access to quality after school care,” said Tina Albao, director of operations & development for BGCH. “Building futures is our business and Pure Storage is just the right corporation to send the message home that our kids are important.”
“Kauai Habitat for Humanity is excited to partner with Boys & Girls Club and Pure Storage to help on this much-needed project. While the building will be constructed by a licensed contractor, Kauai Habitat’s crew has agreed to provide construction leadership on the day of the big event to assist volunteers in putting in finishing touches such as building seating, shelving and painting,” said Deputy Director Milani Pimental. “Community partnerships like this are important to us. By coming together to build opportunities for our youth, we are also building communities and hope.”
"The Pure Good Foundation’s mission is focused on youth and education and works to empower our employees and non-profit partners to build a better world," explained Johnson. "We learned about the programs and support that the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii-Kauai is providing to hundreds of youth every day. The center acts as a second home and family for these students, not only providing a safe place for them to come to after school but also offering tutoring and social activities as well. We have heard many student success stories from this club and this is a place we want to help thrive."
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Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii (BGCH) is a non-profit organization serving more than 14,000 youth, ages 7-18, annually on Oahu and Kauai. The mission of the organization is to inspire and enable youth to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. BGCH Clubhouses and outreach sites offer affordable membership fees and provide guidance-oriented development programs that emphasize education, technology and career development; health and life skills; the arts; character and leadership development; and sports, fitness and recreation. BGCH is an affiliate of the Boys & Girls Club of America and has been operating in Hawaii since 1976. For more information, visit www.bgch.com or call (808) 245.2210.
Why the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii-Kauai?
The Pure Good Foundation’s mission is focused on youth and education and works to empower our employees and non-profit partners to build a better world. We learned about the programs and support that the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii-Kauai is providing to hundreds of youth every day. The center acts as a second home and family for these students, not only providing a safe place for them to come to after school but also offering tutoring and social activities as well. We have heard many student success stories from this club, and this is a place Pure Good wants to help thrive.
About Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity
Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity is a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, an ecumenical, nonprofit, Christian housing ministry. Its mission is to bring people together to build homes, communities and hope. Through volunteer and homeowner labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat builds and rehabilitates simple, decent houses. Since 1992, Kaua‘i Habitat has built 150 affordable homes and made critical repairs to 29 existing homes for Kaua‘i families whose household income is between 30-80 percent of the median Kaua‘i income. For more information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit www.kauaihabitat.org.
Source: Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii